A 23-year-old British man, who has had little success in his love life despite trying every online dating service, has chosen an unorthodox method to find a partner. Hailing from Leeds in England, Ed Chapman believes he has reached an age where he must have a partner, but added that the path to finding a unique match for him is not a ‘bed of roses’. According to Chapman, he touted his ability to find a girlfriend on social media and dating sites, but all his efforts came to nothing. However, he didn’t give up on his search for a partner and ended up thinking about showing up on a billboard.
“I had tried dating apps but it didn’t go well for me at all,” UK digital publisher LADbible quoted him as saying.
“I decided I needed to try something different and thought having my own pinboard would be a great way to meet people,” Ed shared, of his journey to finding a perfect match.
The 23-year-old initially said he didn’t think the idea would be considered by any of the advertising agencies, but the lucky boy found an outdoor advertising operator who accepted his shipment for locate his future girlfriend. The advertising company placed its proposal billboard on a busy spot where thousands of motorists pass by every day. Chapman said his family was “surprised” when they heard about everything he was going to do to get his first date.
“They found out about it from other people, so it was a shock. They thought it was funny, but they’re happy that I’m trying to find someone, even if it’s a rather unorthodox way,” he said.
Did it work?
He didn’t stop there. Chapman promoted his billboard on social media platforms to get more impressions. Surprisingly, he received several emails from women between the ages of 18 and 48. “I got my first message the same day the bulletin board went live and since then I’ve had a few messages from women between the ages of 18 and 48. It’s a mix.” funny billboard, which was one of his goals – to reflect his personality. He revealed that he has since spoken to four women and all of them want to date him.